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My life among Nerds: useful tips for survival

I work in a software house, that means I live every day surrounded by Nerds. Authentic Nerds, deeply Nerd, as only a developer can be.
Let me start by saying that the Nerd is a social being. Different from ordinary people, but still social: understanding how to handle Nerds is essential to having a serene […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

The why, what and uh? of Simulated Annealing

In this article we will introduce a set of fairly complex problems (optimization of discrete functions) and a nice solution to them (simulated annealing). Let’s dig into this.

One day I saw a physicist (weird hairs, funny sweater, inability to write down greek letters) who was in front of a bowl of hot sulfur. He […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

UGO Personal Assistant!

We are proud to have helped Francesca, Michela, Matteo and Alessandro to make their idea come true. An idea that we hope will improve the world around us, making it safer and more enjoyable.

UGO published the “personal assistant” App a few days ago and it is  now available for download on Android and Apple stores… […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Red Hat Partnership

From today we are formally partners Red Hat (as Independent Software Vendors – ISV), in practice we have only regularized a bond, already in effect from years.

Why did we want to ratify this partnership?
Because Red Hat, a Corporate quoted on Wall Street, has remained faithful to its initial viewpoint and has remained a firm […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We became Microsoft Partners: Azure Cloud Platform

For over a decade we have developed custom softwares and, during these years, we’ve realized that the Cloud is the only practicable solution for those who have close to theirs hearts the growth of their company.
How would otherwise be possible, for example, to manage the back office of an App? Which other instrument, if […]

Protect your website from spam Referral

It could happen to you, analyzing data from Google Analytics, to find strange and suspicious traffic. A sea of visits with a bounce rate of 100% and strange, unknown to you, Referral.

AWS Consulting Partnership

Open Gate strongly believes that the secret of a good software lies in its usability and that it should be independent from the hardware that supports it.
Summarizing: Open Gate believes in the cloud!
Starting from this, the step toward AWS was very short. AWS means Amazon Web Services, in our opinion, the best Hosting service on […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Open Gate becomes Partner of Maria DB

Starting from today we officially are Maria DB partners.
Maria DB is based on MySQL, it is available under the terms of the GPL v2 license and it is kept up to date with the latest version of the same branch of MySQL. In general, MariaDB works exactly as MySQL: all commands, interfaces, libraries and APIs existing […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Numbers into words

It happens (not very often to be honest, but it happens) that, generating documents using a program, you need to put a number/price into words.

Let’s be clear:  in many contexts, having to provide a price, you can simply express it in numbers (e.g. 1,992 € ). However, there are special situations (especially here in Italy, […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments